Atlantic Sturgeon Report Form
Please use the form below to report any sturgeon sightings (dead or
alive) or interactions in New Jersey waters. Interactions may include
accidentally catching a sturgeon while fishing, seeing a sturgeon
washed up on a beach, or even watching a swimming sturgeon. All interaction
information is valuable in protecting and managing this endangered
Atlantic sturgeon and shortnose sturgeon are endangered species. If
you accidentally catch a sturgeon while fishing, cut the line as close
to the hook as possible and quickly release it unharmed. Avoid handling
the sturgeon and try to keep it under water while cutting the line.
possible, take several photos. Try to include one of the whole fish,
one of the mouth, and one of any wounds. Photos are helpful for identification
and for determining the health of the fish.
of Fish and Wildlife appreciates your accurate completion of the following